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The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is currently observing National Telecommunicators’ Week by recognizing the importance of their public safety dispatchers. This year, National Telecommunicators’ Week runs from April 9-15. The CHP is honoring the life-saving services and assistance that public safety dispatchers provide to the community and to law enforcement agencies. CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow…

On Friday in Hesperia, a car crashed into the California Aqueduct. A mother was driving her three kids when she crashed her vehicle into the aqueduct. Unfortunately, the mother and one child were confirmed dead shortly after the tragic accident. One child was rescued, and another child was missing. Emergency dive crews were called to…

On Monday, a variety of traffic incidents were reported across San Diego. According to ABC San Diego News Channel 10, the first wreck involved a spun-out vehicle on northbound I-805 at I-8 at about 4:30 a.m.  Multi-vehicle crashes happened all over town from Lakeside to Chula Vista. Additionally, a portion of Camino del Este had…

Wrong Way driver detection

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently released a “News Flash” about the deployment of their wrong-way driver detection system. Due to several of fatal and injury-causing wrong-way crash incidents on California roadways, Caltrans has stepped up to the plate in efforts to reduce the likelihood of these dangerous and preventable crashes. This two-year long…

Buckling Up Could Save Your Giblets The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Buckling up Could Save Your Giblets” campaign is aimed at raising awareness about seat belt usage during the holidays. Buckling up is the single most effective way to save your life and the lives of your loved ones on the road this holiday…

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week The California State Transportation Agency, in addition to the California Highway Patrol and the Office of Traffic Safety are participating in a campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of drowsy driving. Drowsy Driving Statistics • Driver fatigue results in about 100,000 police-reported crashes each year. • It’s estimated that drowsy…

Stop Speeding Before It Stops You Disobeying posted speed limits puts everybody on the road at risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reports that 13,000 lives were lost as a result of speeding-related traffic wrecks in 2005. Their “Stop Speeding Before it Stops You” campaign is aimed at raising awareness about the dangers…

Car Crash East 78 near Las Posas Road in San Marcos SAN MARCOS, Calif. – On state Route 78 in San Marcos a wrong-way vehicle collided with another vehicle heading eastbound, killing both drivers, California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt said. The crash occurred around 3 a.m. and involved two vehicles, a 2001 PT Cruiser…

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